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Explained: What is the new patch acquired by Abhinandan's squadron

Fighter flying is a high adrenaline action which puts the pilot on an edge and patches are something that sustains and improve that edge.

Commemorating the strike: Abhinandan’s Squadron now Falcon

The 51 Squadron patch depicts a MIG-21 BISON in the foreground and a red coloured F-16 in the background under crosshairs. The other squadron's patch shows a SU-30MKI with a AMRAAM missile going past it after missing to hit it.


Video of Wing Commander Abhinandan after return to active duty does rounds

Abhinandan is heard saying that all photographs being taken of him are for the families of the jawans who prayed for his well being. This is the first video of the MIG-21 pilot to appear after his re-joining active duty.

In Gujarat, PM Modi invokes Balakot: US said India ready with 12 missiles

PM Modi seemed to confirm reports, which had been earlier denied by official sources, that India had threatened to launch 12 missiles against Pakistan if it did not return Abhinandan

Had Pakistan not returned Abhinandan it would have been 'qatal ki raat': PM Modi

Referring to the Balakot airstrike, Modi said Pakistan attempted to target Indian installations and deployed their aircraft but the IAF was swift to retaliate and destroyed one of their jets.

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman shifted out of Srinagar

Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan on February 27 during an aerial combat with Indian Air Force, had returned to his squadron in Srinagar last month though he was on a four-week sick leave.


IAF shows radar image of Pak F-16 being shot down during February skirmish

While addressing the media, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said, "The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that the F-16 was used by Pakistan Air Force on February 27 but also that IAF MIG 21 Bison shot down the F-16." 

Pakistan F-16 shot down, but Opposition kept asking about Abhinandan return, says PM Modi

Underlining he had taken a number of initiatives to bring peace in the subcontinent, Modi, responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for talks, said Islamabad should leave terrorism for that.

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar

Varthaman could have gone to his family home in Chennai to spend time with his parents. But he chose to go to Srinagar where his squadron is based," the sources said.

Day after EC order, OP Sharma pulls down Abhinandan post

According to Election Commission’s 2013 advisory, using photographs of defence personnel as tools for political campaigning is not permissible.

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IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival